Thank you for your interest in Grand Challenges Africa. We seek to support innovations that address Africa’ s health and developmental challenges.
The scheme seeks to promote Africa-led scientific innovations to help countries better achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by awarding Innovation Seed Grants (ISG) and Innovation Transition Grants (ITG) to the continent's most impressive solutions.
Science journalism is a “dying profession” due to the closure of science desks across the globe, and Africa is no exception. The result is a dearth of credible public information about science, which in turn produces poor public scientific literacy. Compounding effects are the disappearance of outlets by which scientists themselves gain expertise in areas outside their own fields and through which policymakers receive credible information on science.
Other Funding Opportunities
4 opportunities available
Co-Impact Call for Concept Notes Round Two Grants
Award value – $500,000
Co-Impact works to identify and support a small number of transformative systems change initiatives, each of which seeks to bring about significant and enduring improvements in the lives of at least one million people in one or more countries in the Global South. Our second round of grants will focus on early childhood development and increased and/or improved jobs and livelihoods. We know that systems change is difficult to achieve, and so we look to support initiatives with technical competence, organizational strength, and effective engagement with political economy and governance.
We are pleased to invite initial concept notes from qualified organizations and partnerships for our second round of grants.
The EU Call on Intra-Africa Mobility is relevant to those working in universities. Your institutions could apply for your MScs, PhDs and staff. It addresses major topics like academic mobility built into Master and Doc – programs, academic and staff mobility, quality increase, comparability of curricula, etc. Learn more here
During the European Research Council meeting at The AAS on 20 March 2019, it emerged that applying to grants from the EU requires dedicating several months to complete the application process. Kindly read through what is required and see if this is something your institutions could pursue.
You will need to form a partnership comprising of 4-6 African universities and 1 EU technical partner. You have the benefit of finding Africa collaborators from among the Fellows and Affiliates.
The Call for proposals Guidelines as well as all relevant information and documents for the submission of proposals under the present Call are available on the Agency's website
Call for Proposals for accelerated, high impact, and sustainable scale-up of innovations for saving mothers and newborns at birth
Award value – $5 million
The Global Financing Facility (GFF; www.globalfinancingfacility.org), in partnership with Laerdal Global Health (www.laerdalglobalhealth.com) and the Government of Norway (norad.no/en/), is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals from organizations which can accelerate uptake of proven innovations to reduce maternal and newborn mortality around the time of birth and in the immediate postnatal period. In collaboration with national governments, the goal is to demonstrate and document how accelerated and sustainable delivery of such innovations will help countries achieve the life-saving impacts required to meet ambitious maternal and newborn mortality targets and, through this, facilitate further implementation across relevant GFF countries.